VolunteerMatch Announces First Annual FestiVOL, a Week-Long Celebration of Volunteering in Honor of National Volunteer Week

VolunteerMatch is putting the strength of its network and brand behind celebrating volunteering.
Apr 4, 2014 10:15 AM ET
FestiVOL is a week-long celebration of the fun side of volunteering.

April 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, today announced the first annual FestiVOL, a week-long celebration of volunteering in honor of National Volunteer Week.

This year occurring April 6-12, 2014, National Volunteer Week is typically a time for recognizing the contribution of volunteers to our communities and the world. With FestiVOL, VolunteerMatch will extend this mission to encompass its communities of volunteers, nonprofits and socially responsible businesses. The week will focus on providing inspiration, resources and action for anyone who cares about making a difference.

Each day of FestiVOL, VolunteerMatch will release three "nuggets" of content to its audiences about volunteering: one piece of inspiration, one piece of knowledge and one action. It's VolunteerMatch's hope that individuals, nonprofits and companies will share these nuggets with friends and family, increasing engagement and involvement across the United States.

Additionally, VolunteerMatch is encouraging everyone to join in FestiVOL by following the hashtag #FestiVOL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and posting their own stories, pictures, inspiration and resources to celebrate volunteering.

"Volunteering is the best. We all know it - so now let's show it," said Shari Ilsen, director of engagement at VolunteerMatch. "FestiVOL is about the fun side of volunteering and volunteer engagement, and how that fun side can help us all connect to the causes we care about and the successful ways to solve the world's problems."

To learn more about FestiVOL and see the feed of daily content nuggets, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/festivol.

About VolunteerMatch
VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest volunteer engagement network, with more than 97,000 participating nonprofits, 160 network partners and 12 million visitors each year. Founded in 1998, VolunteerMatch offers solutions to make it easier for individuals, nonprofits and companies to make a difference. Since its launch, VolunteerMatch has helped nonprofits attract more than $5.4 billion worth of volunteer services. VolunteerMatch is a two-time Webby Award winner, a Smithsonian inductee, and has been recognized for its work by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time, Oprah Winfrey and Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. To learn more, visit www.volunteermatch.org.